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When do you stop baby-talk to your child

This is a discussion on When do you stop baby-talk to your child within the General Parenting Discussion forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi, This question suddenly occur to me when I heard my niece who is 5 year old still say "I ...

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    When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    Hi,

    This question suddenly occur to me when I heard my niece who is 5 year old still say "I want to go to yao yao". At this age, they should be saying playground. Isn't it so.

    It will be difficult for them to change the habit once they grow up. so when should we stop baby-talk to him.

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    A very good question

    I also want to know !!

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    no specific age...coz my boy can baby talk or adult talk at the same time....he can relate which baby talk = adult talk.

    eg : pom-pom time! = "mummy wo yao chong liang " (Mummy i want to bathe already)

    gai gai = "mummy wo men yao qu shopping shi " (mummy are we going shopping?)

    sometimes i babytalk to him and he will correct me somemore!!

    think they learn in school...

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    i dont use much baby talk to my boy. only ones i say r, gai gai, pom pom, ng ng and shi shi. 'cause ppl say it's not good to baby talk. better to talk to them in adult language. they'll learn faster when they r older.

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    Quote Originally Posted by mrspuppy View Post
    i dont use much baby talk to my boy. only ones i say r, gai gai, pom pom, ng ng and shi shi. 'cause ppl say it's not good to baby talk. better to talk to them in adult language. they'll learn faster when they r older.
    I agree...I also talk using normal language.They eventually will follow our sentence.

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    Agreed, I noticed that my boy would look at my lip or stare at me when I repeated the word slowly to him. I believe he is trying to learn what I am saying and try to repeat what I just say. so better stop all the baby talk

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    ya . will stare, like trying to learn. i tried saying to him sounds like, , ca, ta, da, za, sa,... he'll try to imitate. after some time, he say it himself.

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    children like to imitate....Everything i do,like sweeping,mope, my son will try to imitate.

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    i never baby talk to my daughter...i use the normal talk...well, i do use the "goochi goochi goo, your so cute baby, yes you are!"...but other than that, i dont...so my daughter speak straight from the beginning...she says 'i like milk pls" not "meh meh...or deh deh...or mih mih' like my friends children.

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    I also dont like to use baby talk with my dear daughter coz i think i will have to correct her when she grows older.. so what's the pt? It's really irritating when my family members insist on speaking baby lang to my dear daughter though even tho they can see the prob of correcting my niece (who's 2 years old) now...

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    I've never used 'baby talk' with my son. Only sometimes we mix our sentences with some malay bcos of my maid, but my maid will try her best to use proper english with my son.

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    Re: When do you stop baby-talk to your child

    Quote Originally Posted by stonston View Post
    I've never used 'baby talk' with my son. Only sometimes we mix our sentences with some malay bcos of my maid, but my maid will try her best to use proper english with my son.

    Fully agree that we should not 'baby-talk' to the little ones.

    Just imagine...for example, instead of telling them that is food, we say 'mum..mum'. Instead of water, we say ' shui-shui'. Instead of dog, we say ' wo-wo'.

    When the little one grows up a little, and when you try to correct them, they have to 're-learn'. Why dont't we do it right at the first time. Hence less confusing for them, isn't not?

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